Worker shortage issue gets senate hearing
Agriculture leaders and lawmakers last week stressed the need for changes in federal immigration laws to address chronic labor shortages in agriculture, especially for pork, dairy and other livestock farms that require year-round workers.
However, there was no consensus on the steps needed to fix the agricultural guestworker program during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on ag labor issues.
The ag guestworker program, known as H-2A, was established in 1986 to address the need...
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